Apr 09 2014
Short answer: Yes.
Long answer: Yeeeeesssss… Well, that's the long way of saying yes, isn't it? The simple fact is in order for all this to work I have to know. I'm not the type of storyteller who figures it out as she goes along. And being a huge fan of Isaac Asimov, who said, "Know your ending, or the river of your story may finally sink into the desert sands and never reach the sea," I had to know what the wall is. The entire who, what, why, and how of the wall. In outlining the three books it was paramount to know. I had to plant the seeds. And if you've read the first novel, then you're now a farmer. Seeds planted, waiting for a little more rain… and time.
Some of you may ask… If you know, then tell me, what is it? And again my answer is very simple. I'm not telling. That's part of the adventure. That's part of the fun. Trying to figure it all out. Curiosity is part of what makes us human, according to my tenets: adaptation, motivation, communication, adventure, curiosity, and imagination are the core of what makes us human.
So, all I can tell you is, "Hang on!" Soon you will be in the "know" too because I know what the wall is and it's worth the wait! Or at least I think so. Where's my humility? Well, it's up on the wall. And I need a finger to take it down…
I hope to write more soon. And as my grandma always tells me, "Never give up!"